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Old 17-05-2008, 23:29   #1
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FRINGE : New J.J. Abrams X-Files Rip-off!

Starts at the end of August on FOX tv, looks rather tasty.



From J.J. Abrams ("Lost"), Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, the team behind "Star Trek," "Mission: Impossible III" and "Alias," comes a new drama that will thrill, terrify and explore the blurring line between science fiction and reality. When an international flight lands at Boston's Logan Airport and the passengers and crew have all died grisly deaths, FBI Special Agent OLIVIA DUNHAM (newcomer Anna Torv) is called in to investigate. After her partner, Special Agent JOHN SCOTT (Mark Valley, "Boston Legal"), is nearly killed during the investigation, a desperate Olivia searches frantically for someone to help, leading her to DR. WALTER BISHOP (John Noble, "Lord of the Rings"), our generation's Einstein. There's only one catch: he's been institutionalized for the last 20 years, and the only way to question him requires pulling his estranged son PETER (Joshua Jackson, "Dawson's Creek") in to help. When Olivia's investigation leads her to manipulative corporate executive NINA SHARP (Blair Brown, "Altered States"), our unlikely trio along with fellow FBI Agents PHILLIP BROYLES (Lance Reddick, "The Wire"), CHARLIE FRANCIS (Kirk Acevedo, "Oz") and ASTRID FARNSWORTH (Jasika Nicole, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent") will discover that what happened on Flight 627 is only a small piece of a larger, more shocking truth.
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Old 18-05-2008, 00:08   #2
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Old 18-05-2008, 00:38   #3
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Thought i was watching a Trailer for a Movie there!

Just been watching Band of Brothers tonight, so good to see Kirk Acevedo.

It does look very good.
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Old 18-05-2008, 02:32   #4
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don't forget its fox though, so not the safest home to have.
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Old 18-05-2008, 05:36   #5
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not sure if 'from the writers of Transformers' is something to boast about
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Old 18-05-2008, 07:53   #6
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That looks good

Looking forward to it - although does look like X-Files 2 the series, but if as good as some of that, then not complaining
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Old 18-05-2008, 08:14   #7
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Old 18-05-2008, 08:38   #8
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Looks great.

I give it 3-5 weeks on Fox though.
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Old 18-05-2008, 08:43   #9
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x-files was flawed when doing the mythology episodes, it's strengh was always the stand-alone ones.

If this 'reboot' can get it right this time it'll be worth watching
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Old 18-05-2008, 13:09   #10
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Ah who needs monster of the week stuff when 'Supernatural' is doing it so well.

This does look pretty good though, but I don't know how they're going to make it a series. Just seems like an Awesome TV movie.
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Old 18-05-2008, 13:29   #11
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I still remember the end of Alias his last show with standalone episodes and arc based underlying mythology. *shudder*
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Old 18-05-2008, 13:48   #12
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Damn, suckered in already. I'll be watching that.
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I'm always ready to watch something with Lance Reddick.
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Why is fox getting a bad rep for cancelling shows? It happens on almost every network, at least they bought Family Guy back (and possibly futurama).
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because they are the worst of all of them. simple really
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I still remember the end of Alias his last show with standalone episodes and arc based underlying mythology. *shudder*
the only ****poor Alias story was that of her boring sister

thought the rest was good fun - can't remember the end - what happened?
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thought the rest was good fun - can't remember the end - what happened?
Any answers in [spoiler=Alias]...[/spoiler] tags please! About to start watching Alias and really don't want anything spoiled.

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Old 19-05-2008, 17:12   #19
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Hmmm, I don't know. It looks like it could be ace but it could just be another "someone is doing some-thing but we're not going to spell out what because we want it to be vague and mumbo jumboy but it's some-thing really bad on a global scale and there's some really bad people involved at the higest levels (although they won't actually be the highest levels if we get several seasons out of this concept) and they are all related to the heroes in some way and all have been led down this path since birth to uncover this some-thing bad and to either protect it or expose it" type show. We'll see.
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Richie, you just described "Lost" which you currently get a boner for, so you just know you'll love it!
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